"By turns lurid and lyrical, 'Going After Cacciato' combines a surface of realistic war reportage as fine as any in Michael Herr's recent "Dispatches" with a deeper feel -- perhaps possible only in fiction -- of the surrealistic effect war has on the daydreams and nightmares of the combatants. To call 'Going After Cacciato' a novel about war is like calling 'Moby Dick' a novel about whales." -Richard Freedman, The New York Times
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY O'BRIEN on title page: "To David, Peace, Tim O'Brien." The winner of the 1979 National Book Award.
"Going After Cacciato was a breakthrough book not only for O’Brien, but for American literature, the first howl of the Vietnam Vet hurling through the public’s disdain. It is that rare gem, a work of American magical realism" (Liz Rosenberg, National Book Foundation).
New York: Delacorte, 1978. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Cloth with a touch of fading at edges (as often); dust jacket with striking artwork by M.S. Chaing with only the most minute wear at edges. A beautiful copy.
Price: $500 .